The Zimbabwe womena��sA� cricket national team is off to South Africa to play in the emerging womena��s squad in five T20a��s and an ODI.
The South Africa Womena��s Emerging Squad, comprises of players who did not make the final 14 cut of the South Africa senior womena��s squad.
The series forms part of Zimbabwea��s preparation for the ICC Womena��s World T20 Qualifiers tournament that will take place in Thailand this November.
Zimbabwe womena��s coach Trevor Phiri is quite optimistic about his charges.
a�?Ia��m quite optimistic with the crop of players I have. They have what it takes to win and go on to shine at the World Cup, plus the preparations are going according to plan,a�? he said.
Phiri further added that he was not worried about South Africa as they are familiar with most of the players they will play against.
a�?I am not worried about them (South Africa) they know what we are capable of. We have played against them in the franchise system,a�? said Phiri.
He further said every month the womena��s team meets in Harare to play against local mena��s clubs in competitive matches as a way of supplementing the international matches they dona��t get.
South Africaa��s coach, Hilton Moreeng was quoted in the media also looking optimistic.
a�?Game time is golden in womena��s cricket because we dona��t get a lot of tours, even more so at emerging level, so we were happy to be a part of this and also give a chance to players whom we know have great potential to move up to the next level,a�? he said.